• Cops: Poacher arrested after being found with nearly 300 turtle eggs

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    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - Nearly 300 sea turtle eggs were reburied after being found in the possession of a poacher, officials said.
     
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that it received a tip Friday of a man who appeared to be taking turtle eggs from a St. Lucie County beach.
     
    Authorities said James Odel McGriff, 55, of Riviera Beach was arrested and found with a backpack full of eggs.
     
    It's not known if McGriff has obtained an attorney. 

    In 2002, he was arrested after authorities said he sold turtle eggs to an undercover officer.


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